5 Awesome Facts about Modern Art

Art Market|Issue #45, January 2020

5 Awesome Facts about Modern Art
5 Awesome Facts about Modern Art
GABE NELSON

The Modern Art Era is a period of time that started in 1865 and lasted through the 1970s. Interestingly enough, this period of history marks some very tumultuous times. This span of years includes things like the end of the Civil War, both World Wars, The Cold War, and Vietnam. Naturally, we turned to art to try and heal from the physical and emotional scars.

During this span of around 110 years, Modern Art collection became popular as being defined by the throwing off of old art traditions and experimenting with new techniques, subjects, and mediums. Modern art is characterized by experimentation and innovation of shapes, a tendency to use abstraction, art made with an emphasis on technique and process. Modern art mirrors daily life, the play of light across everyday scenes, an exploration of ways to use simple colors, and definitive forms to express emotions.

Modern Art includes painters that left methods of perspective. Alongside Constructionism, which rejected the idea of art as a separate practice but used it for social purposes.

1 Modern Art Is An Extention Of Poetry

SYMBOLISM, which led to Modern Art, started in the 19th century with a group of French Poets. Symbolism was started as a broadly defined literary group. Symbolist poets and later artists sought to free poetry from expository, and formal functions, and to create room for expressing immediate sensation, and inner life experience.

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Issue #45, January 2020